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Wayne Leighty MBA 10
Business Planner, Alaska Venture, Shell Oil Co.
Anchorage, Ala.

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The leadership, collaboration and communications skills I learned in the UC Davis MBA program are critical to my success at Shell. My ability to build and motivate effective teams, understand our structure and strategy, and map power and influence in our stakeholder communities fuel my career.

Internships

  • High-potential MBA Intern, Shell Chemical, Houston, Tex.
  • Professional Trainee, Advanced Technology, Southern California Edison, Los Angeles, Calif.

Previous Position

Chief of Staff, Alaska State Senator Gretchen Guess

Other Degrees

  • Ph.D., Sustainable Transportation Energy Program, University of California, Davis
  • M.S., Transportation Technology and Policy, University of California, Davis
  • M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis
  • B.S., Environmental Science; B.A., Economics, Brown University, Providence, R.I.

Fast Facts

  • Adjunct faculty, College of Business and Public Policy, University of Alaska, Anchorage.
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Alaska Nature Conservancy.
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Leighty Foundation.
  • Emerging Venture Analyst, UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center.
  • Stephen G. and Shelley A. Newberry Distinguished Student Fellowship.
  • Chevron Graduate Fellowship.

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News Release

UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

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Vickie Sherman MBA 13 Finds Her Passion, Her Career—and Herself

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What opportunities, decisions, events have shaped your professional life?

My career path has been a climb across a jungle gym rather than a tangent up a corporate ladder. As a child, I used to thumb through the three-inch JCPenney catalogue, picking out the professional women who I would grow to be. I wanted to rule the world from a corner office in a suit and heels. I wanted to shed my humble origins and become Corporate Barbie.

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MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.